Sponsor a Child

Kisima’s director reports that once the children know they have a sponsor they hold their heads higher, have a spring in their step, and show a renewed dedication to their schoolwork. Sponsor a child for $300 per year. Younger students require two sponsors for full support while older students need at least three. The cost of books and exams during their last two years is quite high. Sponsor a teacher for $400 per year. Each teacher needs four sponsors for full support. When you choose or are assigned a child it would be great to write a letter to introduce yourself and include a photo. The kids LOVE to receive photos. Please do not send packages because they may not arrive. The address to send letters and photos is Kisima Academy, P.O. Box 74, Postal Code 50211, Naitiri, Kenya.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Eight bunk beds

Kisima now has eight bunk beds, four for the girls and four for the boys. The children who get to sleep in them feel very lucky indeed.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

excerpt from Martin's latest letter

"We have got eight double beds in total at the School. The children are very happy than before. The dormitories are neat and attractive. We pray and believe that God will inspire the souls of many friends and well wishers to support Kisima children with more beds. At least the children have something to smile than before, even though they stay in a mud, un-cemented floor but we thank God for how far He has brought us. Remember any item or gift to the Kisima is a blessings to the children."
Martin also reported that the maize is drying nicely, the kale and arrowroot are growing, the tilapia doing well, and one of the cows is pregnant. I am so thankful that everything is doing so well after last year's drought and the election violence of 2008. The more money that has to go for food the less money is available for everything else from building supplies to books.